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Concatenative Language Video

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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00 AM

I think this falls under the programmers "human interest" category.


This video talks about Concatenative programming. It gives a sense of why all the Forth fanatics ( :) ) like the language. I am working on a plotter manager for Vorticon and it was very timely to see this simple graphics control language in action.


The AIT language takes concatenative programming to the another level, but even ancient Forth let's us do these kind of things where you easily swap out chunks of code  from here to there to save space, improve clarity or trade-off clarity and/or speed as you see fit, with no worries about registers or variable getting clobbered.


If nothing else it is cool to see the graphical demo system Stian Velum has created.  


Now how could we make that for the TI-99... hmm...



Edited by TheBF, Thu Nov 8, 2018 5:19 PM.

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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2018 9:05 AM

Very nice explanation of concatenative programming.



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